Return to Home
In this 3-week course, we will meet on Mondays and Thursdays for an hour and a half each day to discuss design exercises and share our creative responses to them. The daily stress and trauma of our current social environment have a way of shutting off creativity. These design exercises are meant to reinvigorate the creative muscles inherent in every human being. Design elements and principles are the basic visual toolbox of every craft. The elements form the basic vocabulary of visual design, while the principles constitute the broader structural aspects of composition. Join us in getting your creative juices flowing again.
Photo credit: BARN's Certificate of Craft Student, Patrick Azcarate 2020
Nanz Aalund’s wide ranging career as a jewelry designer, goldsmith, and educator, began with high school shop classes. After serving as a fine jewelry designer and marketing consultant for Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co., Aalund taught jewelry and metals classes at the University of Washington and at the Art Institute in Seattle. Earning a Masters of Fine Art (MFA/Metals) and a Masters of Education/College and Technical Teaching Curriculum (CTTC). Her work has been exhibited both national and international since the 1980’s. She authored the book, “Masters Gold,” published by Lark Books in 2009 and her most recent publication, “A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeship” published in 2017 for MJSA, received a national AM&P Excel Award in 2018.